Stafford Leader

School News: Students Get Crafty, Prepare for Japanese Visit

Mar 08, 2019
Courtesy of: Southern Regional School District Members of the Academic Competition Club participated in an online competition run by MathCON.

The second MakerSpace event, at which Southern Regional students created, invented and designed products to take home with them, was held Feb. 12 in the 9/10 Library.

Media specialist Darlene Kowalski and librarians from the Stafford and Long Beach Island branches designed activity stations where students enjoyed activities such as making slime, combining essential oils to make perfume, creating bracelets on the Rainbow Loom, posing for the green screen, designing fuse bead creations, and using scratch art paper to make Valentines.
Over 80 students attended the event. Another MakerSpace day is planned for early June.
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On March 16, 11 students and two teachers from Japan will arrive at Southern to spend 10 days living with families in the community. The Japanese students, from Sosa High School, Southern’s sister school in Japan, will be hosted by 11 students currently taking Japanese language classes.  

The visiting students will attend school with their host students and accompany them to classes and club activities to gain a better understanding of the English language and American culture. Their stay will include a visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty as well as local historical sites and points of interest.
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On Feb. 15, 34 staff members from SRHS participated in the Stop The Bleed program offered by Tracy Nerney at Hackensack Meridian Health.

Participants were trained to become an immediate responder during a bleeding emergency. The course included a presentation and hands-on skills demonstrating tourniquet application, wound packing and pressure application. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma, and this program directs responders to be able to act quickly and assist during a crisis to save lives.
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Southern Regional was voted the No. 9 best high school for sports in the state for the 2019 year, according to Niche, published by The Rams also finished in the Top 10 in 2017 and 2018, ranking No. 2 both years.
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On Feb. 27, members of the Academic Competition Club participated in an online competition run by MathCON. Seventeen Southern students completed the test with three freshmen – Michael Keyes, John Bruther and Vivian Michaels – earning honorable mention for their scores.


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